4.6.10

She Stood on Street Corners


Last week I sought to amble around Spitalfields.
Skirting around the buzzing market and instead, seeking out the old Georgian streets that still stand pretty much unaltered.

Shall we start with a little bit of history?

These streets were built by the master Huguenot silk weavers and mercers who came to settle in the area at around 1685 after fleeing religious persecution in their homeland of France. The houses form one of the most important and best preserved collections of early Georgian domestic town-houses in Britain.


Checking my skirt on Elder Street:
I get asked where I get stuff from so:
Tights from Tabio. Skirt from JAM. Coat from Minimarket.
Blouse from Tokyo. Shoes from Office


The old stained brick work lends itself well to some sepia tones:

A little perspective on Wilkes Street:


What is behind the door on Princelet Street?

I wonder if you would be disappointed to know that it is actually a studio/function room? It was originally a merchant’s house and the interior has been conserved in it’s original condition.


No 4 Princelet Street does have a website so we can take a sneaky peek at it's glorious interior here.


Reverting back to Elder Street to flash my pants for Pink!


Talking to the prozzie on the corner with the star shaped nips:
"You really ought to put your clothes on! You might catch a chill!"

Time for a quick pint?
Once in a while I do stop off at The Ten Bells for a quick un on my way home.
Standing on the corner of Fournier Street since 1752 and notorious historically for deep in the dark depths of Spitalfields history, it was linked with Jack the Ripper. It is said that 2 of his victims were seen in the vicinity before their brutal deaths. Furthermore all of his victims lived within a close radius of this place.

Fournier Street:
Apart from being wonderfully Georgian, it has a developed a strong artistic connection.
Crazy artists Gilbert & George were once residents and I think Tracey Emmin lives somewhere along here now.

A little gem of trivia for you: Queen Victoria's coronation gown was woven at No 14.

From Queen Vic's fancy robes to my pants:
I love bloomers!
I have started collecting a few just because to me they are so brilliant.
London can be bloomin' windy and since I insist of wearing skirts, they save my modesty.
This is the 1st pair that I bought in Tokyo of all places!!

I wish you all a marvellous weekend.


Post dedicated to Pam
I hope I can drag you around my world sometime.

17 comments:

  1. I love the pictures - your bloomers are adorable and such a cute idea! I wear bike shorts under my skirts to prevent inadvertant exposure, but those are far more aesthetically pleasing.

    I wonder what 11.5 is like? A sliver of an apartment? The full function in half the living space? *curious*

    The Jack the Ripper rumours are fascinating (and creepy) as long as they are not associated with hauntings - otherwise there is no way I'd be there. >_>; self-admitted scaredy cat.

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  2. i love those sepia tones <3

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  3. I adore bloomers - I tend to wear them with skirts and dresses. Love your selection of garments in this outfit. The tights, skirt, shoes, bloomers are all exquisite and unique pieces. I adore your taste in anything and everything aesthetic;-)

    I so enjoyed the spot of history, too

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  4. OOH There's also supposed to be a graveyard in spital fields where the mass plague deaths are buried, as well as Jack the Ripper!

    Very quirky pictures. =)

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  5. I love this post. Thank you for the tour. I have been around this area before, but it is lovely to see it again, with fresh eyes and your great write up on the history. Thanks for sharing the interior of Princlet street, it is amazing. Is it right for one girl to say to the other that I like your bloomers :-) anyway I do.
    Thank you for your comment on my post today. I have had to take it down though as Solene who I posted about told me her friends were making fun of her pose and asked me to remove it. This has never happened before so it feels quite weird. I sure hope it is the last time that happens. So have I have quickly posted a new shot. Looking forward to post of another kind :-). Have a great weekend Xxxx

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  6. Amazing post! Id love to amble around London with you! I never really take to time to appreciate the city but I really should since we have some amazing spots.

    Its not all about Oxford street and Leicester Square (too busy for my liking)

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  7. living your life in london vicariously through your posts, i am yearning for an adventure! And those bloomers are bloomin' marvellous!

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  8. nice outfit, the pictures are very adventurous :P

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  9. Bloomers!! Thanks for introducing me to them~ I love your photos!!

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  10. I remember my grandma used to wear bloomers...hehe!!

    Can we have a pint together..?? Please...?

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  11. I see England, I see France, I see....

    adorable bloomers!

    Btw, you have the most perfectly shaped legs. They are so nice and straight unlike my knobbly, slightly bowed stems. ;)

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  12. I love to see you in movies! The sepia ones are just brilliant!! You have got star quality dear Old Cow!!!

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  13. BLOOMERS!!! Aiyah! So cute! It'll be you to bring them back into style! Watch! peeps are gonna be asking you where to get them! I bet you!!

    Love the sepia pics! You and Hiro always find the most intriquing backdrops to wander! :) LOL! Star nips!

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  14. You look so dashing! With every London post you put up, you make me want to go there more and more. :) And wow, the interiors of those places look a little haunted, but with their own little charm.

    After I saw some of your posts where you're wearing white tights, I went out and bought some (because they look so darned adorable on you) and let me tell you, they did not have the same lovely effect on a fuller figured woman. ie. me! haha

    Anyway, I hope to start travelling sometime next year, or the year after that... :)
    Tokyo is definitely on the list!

    xoxo

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  15. bloomers! how awesome :)

    i LOVE that place... i think i would go crazy snapping pictures, hahaha.

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  16. love the bloomers! when i had to wear a uniform and the itchy wool kilt in the winter, i used to wear boxers underneath to keep warm, haha

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  17. The Ten Bells! My husband and I just returned from a month long romp through Europe. London was the first city we visited. We did our own little Jack the Ripper walking tour which culminated in drinks at the Ten Bells. It's such beautiful spot and I was truly moved to be enjoying a drink from a bar that is older than my country.
    Kumeko

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